Do I Have A Brain Injury?
Millions of people suffer from brain injuries across the United States. The effects can be devastating. Coping with a loved one with a brain injury can be difficult. Contact The Reyes Firm to get the compensation you deserve.
What is a brain injury?
Traumatic Brain injuries are common after bunt force hit to the head. Another common way of a blunt force trauma is caused by an object the penetrates the brain tissue.
What are the common symptoms?
Symptoms can range widely from physical and psychological effects on one’s body. These symptoms can appear right away or weeks later.
Do I have a mild brain injury?
Some symptoms include:
- Dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty sleeping
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Mood changes
- Memory problems
Do I have a moderate or severe brain injury?
These symptoms may appear a few hours after the accident:
- Loss of consciousness for couple of minutes to a couple of hours
- Persistent headaches
- Persistent vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
Does my child have a brain injury?
Young children may have difficulties communicating with a brain injury. Symptoms include:
- Change in eating
- Mood changes
- Loss of interest
- Sleep disability
When should I see a doctor?
You should see a doctor immediately if you see any of these signs in any of your loved ones. By delaying to seek medical attention can leave you with long lasting damages.
How can I prevent a brain injury?
By taking these measures you can lessen the chances of getting a brain injury.
- Always wear your seatbelt!
- Children should always sit in the back in a proper car seat or booster seat.
- Don’t drive or bike under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Always wear a helmet when riding your bike or motorcycle
- Keep stairways clear of clutter
- Take measures to prevent falls
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have a brain injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non- economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
How do you calculate my damages?
Though I cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but by having me as your attorney I will guarantee the best possible outcome out there.
I will be looking at these factors to get the total amount of compensation you are owed:
- The amount spent for your past and future treatment
- The amount of your income that will be lost while you’re recovering
- How much your brain injury will affect your future
- The affect your brain injury will have on your relationships with others
- They cost of any home care you are going to need
How will you prove my damages?
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case even stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your brain injury but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case even stronger. Some examples that will make your case stronger is:
- Medical documents
- Any medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Proof of loss benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your brain injury
Let me help you get all the compensation you deserve because you don’t deserve anything less!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!